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Pine Fire Burning in Northern L.A. County Grows to 150 Acres

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Firefighters were battling a brush fire that grew to 150 acres Friday afternoon in the remote Gorman area of northern Los Angeles County, according fire officials.


Crews battled the Pine Fire in the Gorman area on March 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Dubbed the Pine Fire, the blaze was burning just south of Highway 138 east of Quail Lake (map), according to a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire began at about 1:20 p.m. and was threatening structures, county fire Inspector Keith Mora said.

By about 4:30 p.m., the fire was at 150 acres and 35 percent contained, the a county Fire Department spokesperson tweeted.

“Crews making good progress,” another county fire tweet stated.

A Super Scooper was part of a multiple air response sent to help battle the blaze, Mora said.

Aircraft were pulling water from nearby Quail Lake, aerial video showed.

Angeles National Forest firefighters and Cal Fire firefighters were also assisting it the battle, both agencies said on Twitter.


The blaze sent smoke towering into the sky in the remote area. (Credit: KTLA)

Although the Los Angeles County Fire Department initially indicated that sheriff’s deputies were assisting with evacuations, authorities later amended that to say there were no evacuations by the Fire Department as of about 2:30 p.m.

Old Ridge Road was closed due to heavy fire, the California Highway Patrol stated on Twitter. “Flames crossing roadway,” read the tweet, which was sent at 1:45 p.m.

Check back for updates on this developing story. 


A firefighting plane assisting in the Pine Fire pulls water out of Quail Lake on Friday, March 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)